Accompanied by Nicole Jordan, Executive Director of Policy and Programs for New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus as well as New York State Assemblyman Karim Camara, the non-profit group distributed the books to gleeful kindergarten students as they prepared for their holiday vacation. New York’s Young and Powerful Group chose the unconventional approach to spread holiday cheer by giving the gift of literacy to empower parents and faculty with the resources needed to motivate students.
The event at Hyde Leadership School was made possible through books donated by attendees of the Young & Powerful Groups Pipeline mentoring Holiday Mixer & Book drive held in Soho early last week. Book donations are still being accepted online (http://www.amazon.com/
The book drive was held in honor of NYC’s Young and Powerful Groups’ newest initiative, the Pipeline Mentorship Project. Scheduled to launch in January of 2014, the program aims to combat the disproportionate amount of minority youth incarcerated by diminishing education achievement gaps and the school–to-
To get involved or to learn more about the Pipeline Mentoring Project contact Tara Childs or Bryant Arthur at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the conversation online by following @ypgroup_nyc on Twitter and Instagram #YPGiftOfReading.
About The Young & Powerful Group:
The Young and Powerful Group is a nonprofit organization operating in New York, Chicago and Washington, DC that is dedicated to civic engagement and empowers young professionals to serve disadvantaged communities. To learn more, visit www.youngandpowerful.org.